World hunger crisis - is an apocalypse awaiting us? - Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball

Eye on the Geopolitical Ball

Peace, Security & Defence

Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball, brought to you by Jamie Shea, Senior Fellow of Friends of Europe and former NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General, provides a weekly overview of the current and emerging crises or threats in security and defence.

Using his past experience as an ex-NATO insider, his in-depth knowledge and insights gained throughout the years, Jamie casts his eye on the state of geopolitics in Europe and across the globe. He brings an independent view and essential insight into a range of conflicts and emerging threats on our shores and further afield.

Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball is essential viewing for anyone who wants to keep track of events as they unfold.

This week on Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball, Jamie Shea, Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe, discusses varying views on the current status of the world’s hunger crisis, its causes and necessary steps to improve the situation. 1,6 billion people globally are already suffering food stress and 325 million extreme malnutrition. Provoking factors are the war in Ukraine, Covid-19 and disruption of global supply chains, increasing gas prices and climate change, especially extreme heatwaves which occur more and more frequently. Shea argues that it is important to get Ukraine grain to market, ask countries that are holding grain (like China) to distribute globally, to get trade flowing and to agree on debt forgiveness. Finally, Shea states that we need to have a look at grain which is not used to feed human beings but kettle and pigs or is used for producing biofuels.

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